News Archive

Anna Alvarez

Alvarez receives NBT manufacturing scholarship

January 28, 2019 - Undergrad Anna Alvarez won a scholarship from Nuts, Bolts, and Thingamajigs to support her education.
Gaurav Chaudhary and Randy Ewoldt

MechSE team helping to unravel the mysteries of the hagfish's slimy defense

January 28, 2019 - Research from Gaurav Chaudhary and Randy Ewoldt has gained widespread attention since publication.
Seok Kim

Groundbreaking new reusable adhesive works underwater

January 26, 2019 - Professor Seok Kim has developed a ground-breaking adhesive that's strong, reversible, and works when submerged in water.
Joseph Bentsman

Mold oscillator control research impacts steel industry, transitions to academia

January 22, 2019 - Research and development on a mold oscillator control, from Joseph Bentsman and Brian Thomas, is providing real-time results for Nucor Steel Decator and other companies in the steel industry.
Kevin Wise

Wise presents inaugural Distinguished Alumnus Seminar

January 21, 2019 - Kevin Wise presented the department's first MechSE Distinguished Alumnus Seminar on January 15, 2019.
Naira Hovakimyan

AIAA features Hovakimyan as plenary lecturer

January 18, 2019 - MechSE professor Naira Hovakimyan was honored at the AIAA's 2019 Guidance, Navigation, and Controls Conference on January 10.
MechSE Illinois

Alumnus Najjar named ASME Fellow

January 15, 2019 - ME alumnus Fady Najjar was named a 2018 ASME Fellow.
Mohamed Elhebeary

Elhebeary wins MRS graduate student award

January 11, 2019 - PhD candidate Mohamed Elhebeary was one of just 24 students internationally to win the Silver Award from the Materials Research Society in the fall.
Martin Ostoja-Starzewski

Ostoja-Starzewski features work on mechanics of helically wound cables

January 10, 2019 - "Three-dimensional vibrations of a helically wound cable modeled as a Timoshenko rod" was the work featured on the site Advances in Engineering in November 2018.
Pega Hrnjak

Hrnjak named Stoecker Faculty Fellow

December 21, 2018 - ACRC Director Pega Hrnjak becomes the first Research Professor in MechSE to receive this distinction.
Arend van der Zande

van der Zande wins CAREER Award to explore mechanics of 2D material heterostructures

December 21, 2018 - The driving vision in Assistant Professor Arend van der Zande’s work is to push mechanics to its ultimate limits in size to bring the unique capabilities of soft materials to electronic systems.
Brian Thomas and Joseph Bentsman

Bentsman, Thomas win 2018 AIST award for work on continuous caster control

December 19, 2018 - Professors Joseph Bentsman and Brian Thomas, along with MechSE PhD candidate Zhelin Chen, won the 2018 Best Paper Award from the Association for Iron and Steel Technology.
Katie Matlack

More researchers support outreach with Paper 2 Tree

December 18, 2018 - Professors Katie Matlack and Alison Dunn, donated trees to be planted during this fall's Paper 2 Tree event. Chenhui Shao, Aimy Wissa, and Mattia Gazzola also led outreach activities at area schools.
Gaurav Bahl

Bahl research selected as top development of 2018

December 17, 2018 - Gaurav Bahl's research on "time-reversal symmetry breaking with acoustic pumping of nanophotonic circuits" was named a top 30 development in 2018 in the field of optical science.
Geir Dullerud

MechSE faculty lead new Center for Autonomy

December 5, 2018 - Professor Geir Dullerud to direct new group developing research, education in emerging field.
Arend van der Zande

van der Zande named Highly Cited Researcher

December 5, 2018 - The list is based on papers indexed in the Web of Science. Highly cited papers are defined as those that rank in the top 1 percent by citations for field and publication year.
Katie Matlack

Matlack wins grant to improve lab instrumentation

December 4, 2018 - Professor Katie Matlack was awarded the Haythornthwaite Foundation Research Initiation Grant to fund an expansion of her laser vibrometer measurement system to operate at higher frequencies.
Narayan Aluru

Aluru named AAAS Fellow

December 3, 2018 - Professor Nayaran Aluru was elected as a 2018 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Alexander Vakakis

Vakakis receives Willett Professorship

November 30, 2018 - The College of Engineering has invested Alex Vakakis as a Donald Biggar Willett Professor.
Dr. Michael Terry

Chicago Blackhawks physician credits success to foundation in ME

November 29, 2018 - Dr. Michael Terry: "I went to medical school with an engineer's mind and orthopedics was a very clear draw for me because of all the mechanics involved."